As with birth control, Colorado makes anti-smoking drugs available at pharmacies — no doctor visit required

It’s about to get easier to quit smoking in Colorado.

People now can skip the doctor’s office and go straight to a pharmacy to get prescription medication — pills, nasal sprays and inhalers — to help them quit smoking. The new statewide prescription protocol is the second in Colorado, following approval last year for pharmacists to prescribe birth-control pills and patches.

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